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Istanbul, TurkeyKim Ki O: Besties United By Beats And Bass
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Kim Ki O: Besties United By Beats And Bass

December 14, 2012
Name: Kim Ki O (Ekin Sanaç and Berna Göl) Where They're From: Istanbul, Turkey When They Started: 2006 Genre: Electropop/Post-punk Most Similar: Nite Jewel, Maria Minerva, MOR Sounds Like:...
London, United KingdomMapping Mt. Wolf’s Dream Folk Landscape
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Mapping Mt. Wolf’s Dream Folk Landscape

December 13, 2012
New UK band Mt. Wolf is kind of like one of those monsters in Medieval illuminated manuscripts, the fabled beasts with the tails of scorpions and the heads of lions. Combining electronic elements with rock instrumentation, their hybrid pop music is a...
London, United KingdomDeeVS Shines Bright In His Solo Debut
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DeeVS Shines Bright In His Solo Debut

Name: DeeVS AKA Dee Versatile (Derrick Abaitey) Where he’s From: Accra, Ghana/London, England When He Started: 2006 (with Vibe Squad) Genre: Dance pop/Hiplife/R&B Most Similar: Wizkid, A'won Boyz Sounds Like: Never coming down Born and...
Is that a thing?: PBR&B
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Is that a thing?: PBR&B

It starts as a random media invention, then it gets a Wiki page. Then it spreads, offends, and infects the vernacular. Such is the build-a-music-genre world we live in. Unfortunately, with our desire to come up with terms to make music more palatable,...
London, United KingdomUK’s WALL Has Ears. Good Ones.
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UK’s WALL Has Ears. Good Ones.

Name: WALL Where she’s From: London, UK Genre: Washed-out wintry indie-pop Most Similar:  St. Vincent, Feist, Saint Saviour Sounds Like: The heartwrenching-est indie movie breakup Droning organ, a muttered pulse, and whispery, melodic...
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesKoji Folks It Up
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Koji Folks It Up

Name: Koji (Andrew Shiraki) Where he’s From: Harrisburg, PA When He Started: 2010 Genre: Punk-damaged Indie Folk Most Similar: The Weakerthans, Ted Leo, Bright Eyes Sounds Like: DIY pop punk unplugged and stripped to the bone, i.e.: the...
Montreal, CanadaRachel Zeffira Will Put a Spell on You
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Rachel Zeffira Will Put a Spell on You

Name: Rachel Zeffira Where She’s From: London, England by way of Kootenays, Canada When She Started: 2011 With Cat’s Eyes Genre: Baroque-Pop Most Similar: Esben and the Witch, Still Corners, Amanda Mair Sounds Like: Goldfrapp goes to the...
London, United KingdomJessie Ware is 110% Bonafide Soul
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Jessie Ware is 110% Bonafide Soul

Words and Interview by James Walsh and Joseph 'JP' Patterson Having previously toured America as a back-up singer, Jessie Ware returns this month with shows in New York and LA, fresh from delivering one of Europe's most seminal albums of 2012, the...
Lagos, NigeriaNicole Moudaber’s Universal Language
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Nicole Moudaber’s Universal Language

Words and Interview by Kathy Iandoli. The newly coined EDM (see our EDM special report here) has become a hodgepodge of sorts for electronic music. Those who aren’t fluent in the roots of the genre often mistakenly toss any digital bassline into the...